Khelo India: Assam comes 2nd, Manipur 3rd in girls’ weightlifting
Guwahati: Assam and Manipur pocketed a silver and bronze each in the girls’ U-21, 49 kg weightlifting event at the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 in Guwahati, Assam on Friday.
17-year-old Gitashree Sonowal from Assam won the silver lifting a total 142 kg (64, 79), while Manipur's Nomita Devi (17) bagged the bronze lifting a total of 141 kg (61, 80).
The top spot was bagged by Chandigarh's Veerjeet Kaur. She lifted a total of 143 kg (64, 79).
The weightlifting event was a close call as winners in the sequence had a difference of only 1 kg among each other.